MANUFACTURING IS BOOMING IN CONNECTICUT 

Be a part of it! Gain fundamental manufacturing skills and connect to employers that are hiring. Skill Up is a free training program that offers a stipend during training PLUS at least 250 pre-apprenticeship hours, Six Sigma certification, an OSHA 10 safety card AND job development. LEARN MORE >>

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK!

Employers helped design the Skill Up program. Employers visit the class and attend special events to connect with trainees and discuss job opportunities. Check out the EMPLOYER SITE >> to see all the companies that have already hired Skill Up grads.

See also:   List of Manufacturing Occupations >>  & 2019 CT Manufacturing FACTS >>

TRAIN IN AS LITTLE AS 5 WEEKS

Skill Up is taught by instructors with industry experience and includes a basic Intro to Manufacturing 5-week course that covers fundamentals and safety. Go beyond Intro to Manufacturing with an additional 2 weeks of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine training OR an extra 5 weeks to learn Plastics Manufacturing Skills.

WATCH THIS SKILL UP VIDEO FEATURING OUR STUDENTS!

CLASS SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS:

Click APPLY NOW >> and indicate preferred training. All classes meet Monday-Friday. Gateway and Middlesex classes: 9 AM – 4 PM. Three Rivers classes: 3 – 9:30 PM.

Apply by JANUARY 31, 2020 FOR: 
March 2 – April 17, 2020 – 7-Week Intro + CNC training at Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT.
Additional Classes:

Jan. 21 – Feb. 28, 2020  5-Week Intro to Manufacturing at Middlesex Community College at Vinal Technical High School, Middletown, CT. FULL

Jan. 28 – April 4, 2020 – 10-Week Intro + Plastics training at Three Rivers Community College at Grasso Technical High School, Groton, CT.  — FULL

GET PREPARED

Once you apply, you’ll get an email in 24-48 hours inviting you to schedule an assessment covering shop math, ruler reading and spatial reasoning. Use these resources to prepare. BOOT CAMP offered to help applicants score higher. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, be a Connecticut resident and be able to work in the United States.

Hassan Touil: Assembler

After completing his American GED credential, passing an English test and demonstrating math proficiency, Hassan completed Skill Up training in the summer of 2019 and now works for the Roto Frank Company. He also received forklift training through his employer.

Aziz Goktas: Press Assistant

One of the first to graduate from the 5-Week Intro class, Aziz used his past knowledge of architecture & engineering to excel in training and join Brook & Whittle LTD where he is earning a steady income.

 

 

Malathi Rayakota: Cleanroom Assembler

Malathi moved to Connecticut, but was only getting unskilled temp jobs. She wanted a pathway to a career. Skill Up gave her the fundamental background needed to enter the manufacturing industry. She is now employed full-time at ASML.

Skill Up is a program of Workforce Alliance and is funded through the Apprenticeship CT Initiative. Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and accommodations available for persons with disabilities upon request. Contact Disability Resource Coordinator Barbara Green at (203) 867-4030 x 239 or bgreen@workforcealliance.biz.